HVAC means heating, ventilating and air conditioning system that keep the home warm during winter and cool during summer. Many households have experienced record-breaking high temperatures during summer and freezing cold temperatures during winter but they were kept comfortable through HVAC systems. However, not all HVAC systems are the same.
There are three main heating systems that can be used for residential homes and commercial spaces – the furnace, boiler and ductless heating and cooling system. The furnace is the most common system used to heat the home. It includes a blower motor that moves air through the home’s duct system.
The boiler is another common heating system found in homes. Instead of air, it uses heated water that flows through pipes into radiators to provide warmth. The third option, ductless heating and cooling system is more energy efficient because it heats and cools specific zones instead of the whole house. Instead of a central system, ductless heating and cooling system is split. There is an outside unit that collects air that is heated through a compressor and delivered to units inside the home for the dispersal of treated air. During summer, when the household needs cool air, the process in the system is reversed.
The heating and cooling system is expensive to install and replace. It requires preventive maintenance to ensure that the system is in good condition. To ensure that there is a high efficiency furnace, check for a 2 to 3-inch PVC pipe that vents outdoors. This is a sign that the system is 90+ efficient and will cost less to operate.
Even with regular preventive maintenance, there is no guarantee that the HVAC system will not require future repairs because it will depreciate with age; however, regular maintenance will prevent premature failure of components. If the equipment requires frequent repairs, it is an indication of installation issues or improperly functioning system.
If your HVAC system is showing signs of malfunction, your best option is to call APH Heating Ltd to solve the problem and undertake repairs. You can call the company at any time of the day for any boiler and central heating emergencies.